English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Stover, Stover Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Yate

Historical Forms

  • of Stanford(a), on Stanford(a) 950 BCS887
  • Stofford 1306 Ass
  • Stonford 1322 Ext
  • Stanforde 1327 SR
  • Stover Bridge 1830 M


Stover, Stover Bridge, of Stanford (a ), on Stanford (a )950 BCS 887, Stofford 1306Ass (p), Stonford 1322Ext (p), Stanforde 1327SR (p), Stover Bridge 1830 M. 'Stony ford', v. stān , ford , and for the form cf. Phonol. § 37 (c ). The ford linked Yate with Iron Acton across the Frome.